8 Mob Members Held For Suspected Robbery

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Ahamed Madri, the Kaberamaido District Police Commander, says in addition to killing Ecingu, some of the mob members looted three cows, two goats and sheep belonging to Erebu.

Eight people in Kaberamaido district including a village chairperson are in trouble for suspected robbery.



They are Raymond Emaku, the Alongotar village LC I Chairperson, Joseph Elweu, Robert Emesu, William Olet, Joseph Elesu, Phoebe Erapu, Lucy Abeda and Joseph Olila, all from Kakure Sub County.

 
The suspects were picked up by Police on accusations of raiding the home of David Erebu in Amoru village in Kalaki Sub County to avenge the killing of their son, Erick Ecingu on Saturday last week. Ecingu was lynched on suspicion of attempting to steal a cow from Erebu's kraal.



 
Ahamed Madri, the Kaberamaido District Police Commander, says in addition to killing Ecingu, some of the mob members looted three cows, two goats and sheep belonging to Erebu.

 
 
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Joseph Orebea resident of Kalaki Sub County has asked police to conduct intensive policing to discourage residents from engaging in mob justice, which is common in the area.

 
At least two people have been killed in Kaberamaido district by angry mob members within a space of two weeks. Recently, a 20-year-old man was killed by his family members for allegedly stealing a cow from their home.
 

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.